The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit Indigo Blue Organic Denim with Emerald Green Velvet Pockets
I have been making jumpsuits for a couple of years now and I have an 'offcuts box' of fabric that is no longer a box. It's a box and 3 baskets and 3 more shelves. These are pieces of fabric that are all different sizes - not enough to make a jumpsuit from, but not small enough to throw away. I keep everything, in the hope that one day I will have a use for them.
I have now found that use!
This is the first jumpsuit in a new 'zero waste' collection - one where I'll use offcuts of fabric from my jumpsuit making to create new clothing, so nothing goes to waste!
For this style, the pockets are cut from a contrasting emerald green cotton velvet. You can just see a hint of velvet from the front and when you slip your hand into the pocket, lovely silky softness awaits. A perfect little tactile mood-booster throughout your day!
About The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit
The Sisterhood was the very first ezp® Jumpsuit I designed.
I had started making myself a jumpsuit, it had very small buttons down the back and I realised it was going to be a nightmare to take off when I needed the toilet.
That year, I had been to Glastonbury festival. Festival toilets are always an… experience, but these were something else. I had worn a jumpsuit and it had been a complicated ordeal trying to go to the toilet (most are open air loos, if you’ve not had the pleasure) risking showing my birthday suit to anyone that looked over the top. Not to mention trying to stop my jumpsuit from falling on the ground. Ew.
These 2 experiences led me to the day when, nearly a year later, I tried the first ezp® Jumpsuit sample on my best friends. We’re all different shapes and sizes and whilst it didn’t fit perfectly, it looked beautiful on every single one of us. Like the jeans in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants!
So the name ‘The Sisterhood’ stuck - named after my sisterhood and the sisterhood of women that I hope you might join, after you put on your Leim ezp® Jumpsuit and feel like you could do absolutely anything you set your mind to.
The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit is a sleeveless toilet-friendly jumpsuit, with a fitted bodice (the ‘technical’ name for the top part of the jumpsuit) and loose, straight leg trousers which are slightly cropped.
As with all the ezp® Jumpsuits, The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit has zips either side so that you can use the toilet without having to take it off.
How to Use the Bathroom in this Jumpsuit
It's easy - no more faffing around when you need the toilet!
First, undo the buttons on the tabs inside the jumpsuit.
Undo the zips each side.
Go about your business.
Once you're done, lift up the back and do the buttons up first, then you have both hands to re-do the zips.
Size + Fit Advice
The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit fits pretty true to size but those customers who have exchanged have often been sizing down - if you’re between sizes I recommend you take the smaller size first. Because the bodice is fitted, you’ll want to make sure that your bust measurement is the one you prioritise.
To measure yourself, wrap a tape measure around the fullest part of your bust (usually around your nipples), the smallest part of your waist (typically just below your ribs - this is where the waistband will sit) and the fullest part of your hips (not your hipbones - this means the fullest part of your thighs when they are together).
Compare your measurements against the guide to find your size. If you would like a custom leg or arm length, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss - tall and petite people are absolutely welcome here!
The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit has an inside leg measurement of 70cm.
I (Hetty) am wearing a size 10 and I am a size 10. My measurements are:
Hetty's Styling Tips
Because it's pretty neutral, I also think The Sisterhood in indigo denim goes perfectly with The Scalloped Collar, which makes it a bit more special for parties.
What Makes This Jumpsuit Special?
The straps of The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit go over your shoulders and can be worn either crossed or straight and they are adjustable, depending on how tight you like the fit. The straps attach to buttons on the inside of a waistband that is also adjustable, because every body is different.
I also love the almond shape created by the waistband and the top of the trousers. So unusual and it was a happy accident!
How To Care for The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit
Different fabrics need different care - this Indigo Organic Denim can go in your washing machine on a hand wash/delicates cycle - please use a sensitive, eco-friendly detergent. Wash with similar colours - there may be some dye loss with the first wash.
You shouldn’t need to clean your jumpsuit very often, try and spot clean it with a damp cloth where possible (it's better for the environment and your jumpsuit will last longer!)
How Is This Jumpsuit Sustainable?
The Sisterhood ezp® Jumpsuit in Indigo Organic Denim is made from supple GOTS-certified organic cotton denim. It's pretty soft already and will get softer with wear.
The buttons are made from corozo nuts (also known as Palm Ivory - don’t worry, it’s vegan!) harvested in a sustainable way by indigenous people - the process and revenue from growing corozo enables them to protect their lands from deforestation.
The organic cotton is woven on handlooms by the same family who grow the cotton in Kerala (India), the raw materials for the buttons come from Equador and they are formed in Gloucestershire, and the zips are manufactured in Italy.
The zips are, unfortunately, virgin plastic. Once I am able to, I will order recycled plastic zips. However, they are manufactured and shipped from Japan and for the small quantities I order, the carbon footprint of shipping them to me in the U.K. would be more than virgin plastic zips. It is a personal goal to reach the stage where I can order recycled plastic zips!
Your jumpsuit will be handmade in the U.K. by myself.
How Long Does This Jumpsuit Take To Make?
This jumpsuit takes me around 8 hours to make.
It takes me around 1-2 hours to cut out, depending on the size (larger sizes take me longer to cut as I can fit less pieces on my table at once.)
It then takes between 6-7 hours to sew, with a little allowance for pressing (ironing) seams, changing needles that break, changing thread colours. The zips take quite a while to sew, so I allow 1 hour at least for them!